madmitch76 (17899) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
8th July 2013
Craft Clerkenwell tasting. Thanks to Aaron. Cloudy amber - brown beer. Little pale cream coloured head. Airy fluffy palate, dry. Light yeast. Light cherry sourness, not overdone. Finishes dry and airy. Okay if a bit dry.
fiulijn (16424) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Brendon at La Cave à Bulles
Cloudy amber color, creamy head. Light aroma of hazelnuts and cherry pits, then some cherry, with a sour impression. Highly carbonated, a bit salty, with some yeast spiciness, light cherry fruitiness, and moderate final astringency. A bit rough but good.
Travlr (15646) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle muled from Seattle by ajax25g, thank you sir! deep hazy ruby maroon color, small off pink head. aroma of dark cherries, light licorice, subtle vanilla. Taste is smooth and softly sour fruit, vanilla, subtle black pepper. Delicious.
Leighton (13853) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in NH thanks to Wally. Pours cloudy, golden-brown with a fine, creamy, off-white head. Lightly tangy and dank cherries in the aroma. Light to medium sweet flavor with ripe and faint tart cherries, mild funk, some bitter cherry pits. Light to medium bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Lightly juicy. Very nice stuff overall.
brokensail (12916) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky orange-red color with an off-white head. There is a very nice cherry aroma to this. Plenty of sweet fruit, a mild tartness, and some citrus zest. A hint of grass and mild barrel/wood character. The flavor is a bit watered down, it seems, but there is a very nice cherry character. Lots of fruit skins, too. Some grass, a bit of lemon zest, and mild wood. A moderate tartness, a bit of red wine, and a fair amount of yeast.
Theydon_Bois (12595) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at Craft Clerko, thanks to Aaron, 08/07/13.
Murky reddish amber with a thin beige head which clears to a thin covering.
Nose is light sugars, cherries, woody notes, almonds, soured berry fruit.
Taste comprises light soured cherries, light sugars, woody tones, barnyard, straw.
Medium bodied for an 8%+ offering, dry and crisp in the finish.
Ok drinkable affair but a tad one dimensional.
bhensonb (12322) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from Market of Choice in West Linn, OR. Pours dark murky amber with a transient beige head. Foam tried to escape the bottle. Aroma of sour cherries with cooked light pitted fruit. Near med body. Flavor is sour cherry with something of cooked fruit. Mostly sour cherry. Earthy. Sour. Flavorful. Very nice.
jtclockwork (10663) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours murky cherry with off white head. Nose/taste of cherry juice, spicy malt, light lactose tartness and earth. Medium body. Moderate tartness.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle shared by Travlr at the Baltimore Late Late Summer Gathering, 9/14/13. Pours a clear dark red color with a thin frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of tart cherries, sweet cherries and mild earthy and caramel notes. The taste is tart cherries, cherry pie filling, mild funk, mild earth, tart finish. Medium bodied.
daknole (10255) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reddish pour, light head. Love the cherries and balsamic notes in this one. A hint of oaky goodness. Damn this is really good. great brewery!